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? ? ? captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: trump backtracks on obamacare. >> reporter: are you going to make sure that people with preconditions are still covered? >> yes. >> pelley: a first look at an exclusive "60 minutes" interview. also tonight, christie's out, pence is in, as the transition team is shaken up. an anti-trump march turns into a riot. >> we are here for love. we are not here to spread hate. >> pelley: there's a jump in accidents, with more elderly truck drivers at the wheel. >> reporter: do you think his age played into that at all? >> i do, i do. >> pelley: and why would a couple wait nine years to open a wedding gift? >> you kind of wonder, you know, is it time to turn to the box?
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. on the campaign trail, donald trump could not have been more clear about what he intended to do with president obama's health care law. >> real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. ( cheers ) >> pelley: but today, in a "60 minutes" interview that includes his family, the president-elect appeared to step back from that. here's what he told lesley stahl. >> reporter: let me ask you about obamacare, which you say you're going to repeal and replace. when you replace it, are you going to make sure that people with preconditions are still covered? >> yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> reporter: you're going to keep it? >> also with the children living with their parents for an
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>> reporter: you're going to keep that? >> we're going to very much try to keep that. it adds cost, but it's very much something we're going to try to keep. >> reporter: and there's going to be a period if you repeal it and before you replace it when millions of people-- >> no, we're going to do it simultaneously. it will be just fine. that's what i do. i do a good job.yo you know, i know how to do this stuff. we're going to repeal it and replace it. we're not going to have, like, a two-day period, and we're not going to have a two-year period where there's nothing. it will be repealed and replaced and we'll know. and it will be great health care for much less money. >> pelley: mr. trump also spoke about the phone call that essentially ended the election. >> reporter: hillary called you. tell us about that phone call. >> so, hillary called, and it was a lovely call, and it was aa tough call for her. i mean, i can imagine. tougher for her than it would have been for me, and for me it would have been very-- very difficult. she couldn't have been nicer. she just said, "congratulations, donald.
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and i said, "i want to thank you very much. you were a great competitor." she's very strong and very smart. >> reporter: what about bill clinton?ou did you talk to him? >> he did. he called the next day. >> reporter: really? what did he say? >> he actually called last night. >> reporter: what did he say? >> and he-- he couldn't have been more gracious. he said it was an amazing run, one of the most amazing he's ever seen. >> reporter: he said that? >> he was very, very-- really very nice. >> reporter: you know, you said that you might call president obama for advice. would you think of callingt president clinton for advice? >> well, he's a very talenteds guy, both of them. i mean, this is a very talented family. certainly, i would certainly think about that. >> pelley: you can see lesley stahl's interview with the president-elect and the first family, sunday on "60 minutes." mr. trump shook up his
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christie takes a seat outside the inner circle. here's major garrett. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: naming vice president-elect mike pence to the top transition post is designed to reassure congressional republicans. pence served six terms in the house and was a prominent member of the republican governors association, giving him nationwide g.o.p. ties that could calm skeptics of mr. trump's anti-establishment agenda. >> to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. >> reporter: pence replaces new jersey governor chris christie, who reluctantly accepted a demotion. mr. trump also added his three children and son-in-law jared kushner, along with republican national committee chairman reince priebus, who is making a strong play for white house chief of staff. >> reince is a superstar.
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recommendations to the president-elect. some top contenders like rudy giuliani for attorney general, may spark alarm given his incendiary campaign rhetoric. >> here is the simple fact-- they're crooks. >> reporter: others, like texas congressman jeb hensarling for treasury secretary would appeare slightly more conventional. former bush-era ambassador to the united nations john bolton is vying for secretary of state, or national security adviser, along with retired lieutenant general michael flynn. and alabama senator jeff sessions is the leading candidate for defense secretary. >> i very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future. >> reporter: mr. trump has stressed unity in his public appearances since the election, but he sent conflicting messages on twitter. >> hey-hey.r: >> reporter: he decried those demonstrating against his election as "professional protesters incited by the media" and said they were, "very unfair."
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reversed himself, writing, "love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. we will all come together and be proud." mr. trump may soften the blow of christie's demotion with a position such as secretary of homeland security or attorney general. scott, mr. trump's transition team is behind schedule because during the campaign he refused to discuss their work or raise the money for the needed staff. >> pelley: major garrett at thee white house for us tonight.us major, thank you. been going on for three nights now in a number of cities. anna werner is in portland,po oregon. >> we are here for love. we are not here to spread hate. >> reporter: what had been a peaceful gathering of more than 4,000 in portland, oregon, turned into what police called a riot just after midnight, as protesters smashed windows and threw objects.
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across the country, people of all ages, all races gathered in cities to protest against the president-elect, from baltimore... >> he is a dangerous man. he's a dangerous person to haved in the white house. >> reporter: ...to milwaukee. >> we've got to start someplace and do something. >> i'm terrified. i'm scared. >> reporter: and los angeles. >> i just think he's hateful and a misogynist and racist and i think he's going to gut everything good about th done. >> what are you doing to this woman! >> reporter: there were vice violent clashes in houston as >> reporter: there were violent clashes in houston as well. >> no trump, no trump. >> reporter: and a raucous protest in new orleans, though, some, like steve wood, say it's too soon to complain. >> it happened. it's been acknowledged, all the- - all were parties to it, including our president, recognize it. >> reporter: portland's mayorft called the rioting that left broken windows at these businesses "unacceptable."
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or hope will be peaceful. >> pelley: it does make you>> wonder how many of those people bothered to vote. anna werner, thanks very much. a fuse has been lit by incendiary words that we haven't heard before in politics. jim axelrod is following where that fuse leads so far.he >> reporter: three days later, the state of the union is raw. >> you voted trump! yeah! >> reporter: in chicago, this white man was beaten after a african americans in another car. >> beat his ( bleep ). >> don't vote trump! >> don't vote trump! >> reporter: in the background, people celebrate a trump votereb getting pummeled. there's plenty of nastiness to go around. 's that's "build the wall" these middle schoolers are chanting in royal oak, michigan, leaving latino students in tears. >> white power! >> reporter: and a call of white power while students hold a
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a school in york, pennsylvania. online, the accounts are piling up. swastikas in philadelphia, familiar sexist vulgarities in college station, texas. "gay families burn in hell," in north carolina. and #whitesonly may be the least offensive thing written on a door in a school in maple grove, minnesota, the one where ateh ndip is a junior. fred ndip, who moved his family here from cameroon, is his dad. >> i was shocked. i was upset. i was angry.at but i also felt that i had to protect my son. >> reporter: so far, the president-elect has offered up this in a tweet: "we will all come together and be proud." and then this afternoon, in an interview with the "wall street journal," "i want a country that loves each other," adding the best way to ease tensions would be to bring in jobs. when asked if his rhetoric had gone too far in the campaign, he answered, "no, i won."
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found, maybe it's in durham, north carolina, where the graffiti written after the election, "black lives don't matter, and neither does your vote," got a good scrubbing by david young, among others. >> its only intention is to be bothersome, it's not to uplift. it's not to make better, and that's what we need right now. >> reporter: again, consider this from the sometimes incendiary realm of social media. the twitter hashtag #killtrump. it's hard to say m included it, but certainly, scott, they number in the hundreds. >> pelley, of course, it's a o felony to threaten the president. jim axelrod, an eye-opening report. thank you very much. hillary clinton lost because more than two million democrats who voted for president obama last time, were no-shows on tuesday. wisconsin is a democratic state that flipped. in 2012, obama beat mitt romney by seven points there, but this time, trump edged clinton.
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>> reporter: a chrysler engine plant used to stand on this lotn in kenosha, wisconsin. six years ago it was shut down, and today, it is a barren field. at a nearby bar jamie sabena says plant workers used to come here in droves. hoping for a return to the good old days, she voted for donald trump. do you hope he can bring plants like that back? >> yes, i do. i hope we can get some type of factory work back here to bring back what we used to have in kenosha. >> reporter: and you think donald trump can do that? >> i hope so, yes. >> reporter: you're not sure, but you hope? >> i hope so. >> reporter: four years ago, president obama won by 12 points in kenosha county.in this time mr. trump eked out a victory by a fraction of a point. mr. trump won non-college white voters by 28 points. four years ago, mitt romney won them by only eight points. pollster charles franklin of marquette university law has been keeping track of wisconsin voting patterns for years.
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>> i think fundamentally he broke through with groups of voters that republicans had not managed to win or mobilize enough in previous elections. >> reporter: franklin says another big factor in presidents elect trump's surprising wisconsin victory is that many democratic voters simply stayed home. in milwaukee county, secretary clinton got almost 50,000 fewer votes than president obama in 2012. >> the clinton campaign was supposed to be great at field operations and get-out-the-votet they weren't able to pull that off. >> reporter: franklin says another reason all the pollsters got it wrong is that 16% of wisconsin voters made up their minds in the very last week before election day. and, scott, they broke for mr. trump by about two to one. >> pelley: chip reid for us tonight.le chip, thanks. in iraq, isis militants shot and hanged dozens of civilians this week in the streets of mosul,
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found 100 bodies in a mass grave, many decapitated, some children. the u.s.-backed assault to free mosul is simmering for a while as iraqi troops and kurdish peshmerga fighters secure their gains and regroup. coming up, aging drivers keep on truckin'. but are they becoming a dangerhw on the highway? and later, steve hartman ponders a mysterious box. no matter how the markets change... at t. rowe price... our disciplined approach remains. global markets may be uncertain... but you can feel confident in our investment experience around the world. call us or your advisor... t. rowe price.
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>> they're going to come here and we're going it finally-- they're going to see me do something real positive in life. >> reporter: for ronnie hooks, it was supposed to be a day of celebration. he was about to become an elder at his church and his family was arriving from oklahoma city. but it all changed when a semi driven by a 76-year-old rolled on top of three cars, killing ten, including ronnie's parents and two brothers. >> i was on the phone with himim when it happened on that day and the phone just went dead. >> reporter: it remains the deadliest crash in oklahoma's history. highway patrol lieutenant james loftis investigated the accident. do you think his age played into that at all? >> i do, i do. i think that some medical conditions that we were made aware of later on played a factor in that. >> reporter: as the head of the state's accident investigations unit, he's noticed an increasing number of crashes involving elderly commercial drivers. >> the industry's looking for truck drivers. there's a shortage in truck drivers, so they're not going to self-regulate.
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is on the federal level. >> reporter: this august, a new jersey transit bus was t-bonedit by another bus driven by a 70-year-old. days later, a truck driven by av 74-year-old slammed into traffic in binghampton, new york. we looked at 12 states and found in the last three years, there was a 19% increase in accidents involving older drivers, many of them in their 70s, 80s, and even about a dozen in their 90s. but with such a shortage of drivers, the industry is actively recruiting retirees. with a hidden camera rolling, we sent a retired texas state trooper posing as a senior looking for work to a roadmaster driving school. >> now, is there an age limit or anything on this?o >> there's not. we have two ladies, they were probably in their 80s. as long as you are physically and-- physically able to get behind that wheel and drive that truck, they need their goods delivered.
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o i mean, if they pass their physical and everything and thee want to drive... >> reporter: dusty cushard, a director at one of the roadmaster schools, told us the agency governing the industry, f.m.s.c.a., has no restrictions on hiring older drivers other than passing a physical. >> i follow the guidelines and what they set for us, i have faith in them. >> reporter: daphne jefferson is a deputy administrator at the f.m.s.c.a. >> we're not quite at the point where we're ready to say one way way or the other if there needs to be a change in the drivers rule for safe drivers over 65. >> reporter: for the hooks family, it is already too late. >> we have all had to learn to deal with it and deal with it, with the reoccurring memories and the pain of not having them. >> reporter: the airlinene industry has a shortage ofrt pilots, but it has a mandatory retirement age of 65. scott, one trucking association confirmed the increase in older drivers, but says when it comes to big-rig crashes, those are
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>> pelley: on his final veterans >> pelley: on his final veterans day as commander in chief, president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in arlington national cemetery. the president said those whoid served can now inspire americans to unite after the bitter election. first lady michelle obama and the cleveland cavaliers the white house basketball court. the n.b.a. champs invited them to tonight's game in washington. former senator and presidential nominee bob dole laid a wreath at the world war ii memorial. dole, now 93, was severely wounded in the war. and former army sergeant bill mohr also made it to washington. he's 108.
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>> pelley: finally tonight, what's the secret to a happy marriage? one couple found theirs sitting in a cupboard. here's steve hartman, "on the road." >> reporter: brandon and kathy gunn of northville, michigan have been married nine years now, and yet they just recently opened their last wedding present. >> it was, by far, the greatestt gift because it taught us so many lessons about how to be married. >> reporter: the present was from kathy's great-aunt alison and it came with a card that read, "do not open until first disagreement." >> "break in case of emergency.n i hope this works."
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needed it many times, but never opened it. >> you kind of wonder you know. is it time to turn to the box? should we open the box? do we need it right now? what if the next spat is worse? and we didn't have the box? then what?ox >> reporter: so it sat on the top shelf of the kitchen pantry through all the arguments abouth dishes left undone, throughun stress and slamming doors. even when they thought it wasn't worth it anymore, brandon and kathy refused to surrender to that last wedding present. just recently. not because they were fighting, but because they weren't, and hadn't for quite some time. after nine years of successfully resolving their differences, brandon and kathy were confident they would never really need the contents. what they found was remarkably unremarkable. some money for some flowers and wine, some bath salts, nothing that could really stop a fight at all. and that's when it hit them-- that the real gift wasn't
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>> reporter: that the real gift, the priceless gift, had beenpr staring at them all along. >> everything we needed, we had between us. we just had to figure it out on our own. >> reporter: by not turning to the box, brandon and kathy say they were forced to learn tolerance, compromise, and patience, something we could all use more of this week because there's nothing magical about wedding gifts or ballot boxes. the keys to harmony are in u all we have to do is dig deep and find them. steve hartman, "on the road," in northville, michigan. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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((dave courvoisier)) >> we're taking you live to the festivities to honor those who have protected and served our country. ((denise valdez)) bringing equal access to education to east las vegas. 8 news now gets an inside look at the plans for a new charter school in an under-served part of the valley. ((dave courvoisier)) there's a new face headed to congress... but how well o rosen? (( we're going to make sure we don't drop the ball )) ((dave courvoisier)) >> the newly-elected democrat gives her first post-election interview./// ((tedd florendo))
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americans are paying their respects to those who have served our country -- and the festivities continue this evening. ((dave courvoisier)) >> sharie johnson joins us live from the salute the troops welcome dinner at the mirage. hi, sharie. ((sharie johnson)) >> this dinner is part of five days of relaxation for veterans for thier sacrifice of ser look at how many veterans are dining right now with their families... recieving the royal treatment. earlier today...they we're greeted with music, signs and lots of cheers. mgm teamed up with american airlines and the uso to roll out the red carpet... featuring cirque de soliel entertainment among

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